Rihanna Concert in Silver Spring in 2005

Hundreds of fans packed City Place Mall (now Ellsworth Place) in Silver Spring for a free Rihanna concert in 2005. ⁣At the time, ‘Pon De Replay’ was her biggest hit. We were told officials from either the mall or the concert were offering freebies to get people inside for the up and coming singer’s concert. Photos below by Sara Feldman Kuhn.

It didn’t take long for Rihanna to find more success and eventually become one of the most popular entertainers in the world. With sales of over 250 million records worldwide, Rihanna is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She has earned 14 number ones and 31 top-ten singles in the United States.

Her accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2018. Forbes ranked her among the top ten highest-paid celebrities in 2012 and 2014. As of 2021, she is the wealthiest female musician, with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion. Thanks to Sara Feldman Kuhn for sending in these awesome photos.:

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